Hot Jays clobber sputtering Royals


UNDATED (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays continue to rip through their major league schedule, while the Kansas City Royals appear far removed from the ballclub that won the World Series 2 .5 years ago.

Curtis Granderson belted a grand slam and Teoscar (tay-AHS’-kur) Hernandez went 4-for-6 with a two-run shot and four RBIs as the Blue Jays crushed the Kansas City Royals, 15-5 to complete a three-game sweep. Yangervis Solarte (yahn-HEHR’-vihs soh-LAHR’-tay) also homered and Kevin Pillar (pee-AHR’) added three hits and an RBI to help the Jays win for the 12th time in 15 games since an 0-2 start.

Whit Merrifield and Jorge Soler (soh-LEHR’) went deep for the Royals, who are an American League-worst 3-13 following their eighth consecutive loss.

The lone team hotter than the Jays is the Red Sox after Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) launched his first career grand slam in a 9-0 laugher against the Angels. Mitch Moreland added a two-run shot and four RBIs as Boston improved to 15-2 to extend the best start in the club’s 118-year history.

Rick Porcello is the year’s first four-game winner after scattering six hits in as many innings.


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